Oswego County Fishing Report for November 13, 2017

This report courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

Oswego River report

Although the river is still running high it has dropped some over the last few days. This afternoon it is flowing at 14,700cfs. This level still makes it difficult to fish along the river so there is not much to report. Driftboat anglers have been seeing some action with steelhead, rainbows and brown trout. Temperatures will be in the 40s this week with the possibility of some snow over the weekend.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

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Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

The last couple of days have been dry and the water conditions have been stable, the runoff has slowed up and the water clarity is clear. Yesterday we got mixed reports from anglers. The upper section of the river between Altmar and Pineville is getting the most fishing pressure. If you’re looking for some solitude, the mid to lower end of the river would be a good choice. Anglers having the most success are covering lots of water and fishing along the edges and inside seams of the faster water. For those who are fly fishing, pink and chartreuse egg patterns dead drifted or fished under a strike indicator have been productive. If you are looking to swing streamers, black/purple, olive/white, black/olive, pink/white have all produced results. For those anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing, blue, pink and chartreuse egg sacs have been most productive.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are taking a few walleye at night. The suggested application this time of year is casting stickbaits from shore just before and after dark as the walleye move in closer to the shoreline. Definitely cooler temperatures are in the forecast for this week which should spark some action.

Sandy Pond report:

There is very little activity to report at this time.